Bath, Somerset

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YMCA Bath is located in the centre of Bath, 5 minute walk to the attractions. The hostel has 200 beds from singles, twins, double en-suites, triple, quads room to dormitories. A light breakfast is included in the room cost. Staff are DBS checked, have first aid training and local to the area – great for advice on where to go in the City. Use of our fantastic gym (at a charge).

International House, Broad Street Place, BATH, Somerset, BA1 5LH


  • Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • Laundry facilities
  • Other leisure facilities: Health and Wellbeing Centre, football table, board games
  • Wifi
  • Extra facilities: Laundry room,
  • Lounge with TV
  • Luggage storage
  • Towels for hire
  • Garden
  • Accessible for less agile guests
  • Meeting rooms
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Latest check-in time: 6.00 pm (later arrivals please let us know)
  • Latest check-out time: 10.00 am

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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